Free NBA Picks For Today 10/22/2022
San Antonio Spurs vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Spurs at 76ers—Both lineups are healthy. San Antonio improved to 1-1 with their 137-134 road win at Indiana. Spurs good shooting performance in the win hitting 54% and 17 of 31 from three. Spurs bench contributed with 38 points. It is a back to back for San Antonio.
Philadelphia 0-2 with their 90-88 home defeat on Thursday to the Milwaukee Bucks. 76ers cold shooting night from three hitting only 5 of 24. They defended well holding the Bucks to 40% from the field along with 31% from beyond the arc.
Spurs go deep into their rotation so back to backs don’t impact them as much as other teams. Philadelphia tough schedule to begin the season has a net rating of -6.3 in their first two games. Play San Antonio +13.5.
Detroit Pistons vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Pistons at Pacers—Bagley, Burks and Livers out for Detroit. Theis and Turner out for Indiana. Detroit fell to 1-1 after their 130-106 road defeat at NY Knicks. A poor shooting night for Detroit as they hit 43% with 25% from three. Defense was lax in defeat surrendering 53% shooting to the Knicks and 42% from three.
Indiana fell to 0-2 after their 137-134 home defeat on Friday to the San Antonio Spurs. Pacers 49% shooting in the loss but only 31% from three. They did allow 54% shooting with 55% from three.
Both teams poor defensively to start the season. Pacers 26th in defensive efficiency allowing 116.2 points per 100 possessions with the Pistons 25th in defensive efficiency giving up 116 per 100. Play Detroit and Indiana over 226.5.
Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Celtics at Magic—Gallinari and Williams out for Boston. Fultz, Harris, Isaac and Wagner out for Orlando. Boston 2-0 after their 111-104 road win at Miami on Friday. Celtics good shooting performance in the win hitting 52% with 42% from three. They limited the Heat to just 8 of 26 from three.
Orlando is 0-2 after their 108-98 road defeat at the Atlanta Hawks. Poor shooting performance for the Magic converting 41% overall and 8 of 34 from three. They did give up 42% from three to Atlanta.
Both teams on back to backs. Celtics tops in offensive efficiency this young season averaging 123.4 points per 100 possessions facing good teams in both games. Play Boston -7.
Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Raptors at Heat—Boucher is probable and Porter out for the Raptors. Oladipo probable for Miami. Toronto fell to 1-1 with their 109-105 road defeat on Friday to the Brooklyn Nets.
Raptors shot well hitting 49% with 39% from three. Bench contributed with only nine points. They did allow 48% to the Nets with 37% from beyond the arc. Miami is 0-2 with their 111-104 home defeat to Boston. They were outrebounded by seven boards in defeat.
Heat shot 46% with 31% from three. Defensively Miami allowed Boston 52% from the floor along with 42% from beyond the arc.
Heat a -7.5 rate based defensive efficiency as they are allowing 113.5 points per 100 possessions. Miami is not a team I want to back with no rest. Play Toronto +2.5.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Cavaliers at Bulls—Garland, Rubio and Windler out for Cleveland. Ball out for the Bulls. Cleveland 0-1 with their 108-105 road defeat on Wednesday at the Toronto Raptors. Cavs did shoot 49% in the loss with 36% from three. Defensively they held Toronto to 42% overall but 43% from three.
Chicago 1-1 after their 102-100 road defeat at Washington. Bulls shot only 42% in the loss with 7 of 27 from three. Defensively Bulls allowed 51% shooting to the Wizards and 38% from three.
Chicago on a back to back and the Cavaliers with rest advantage. Mitchell, LeVert, Mobley and Allen healthy with rest advantage. Play Cleveland -1.5.
Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Rockets at Bucks—Tate and Washington out. Connaughton, Ingles and Middleton out for the Bucks. Houston fell to 0-2 with their 129-122 home defeat to Memphis Grizzlies. Rockets have covered both games but each by a half point against the closing line.
Rockets shot well with 47% with 46.5% from three. They were hurt missing 12 of 30 at the free throw line. Rockets did surrender 46% with 45% from three. Milwaukee 1-0 after their 90-88 road win at Philadelphia.
Bucks poor shooting game hitting 40% with 31% from three. They defended the perimeter holding the 76ers to 5 of 24 from three.
Rockets 28th in defensive efficiency giving up 118.3 points per 100 possessions in their first two games. Houston young and went deep into their bench on Friday. No starter went more than 35 minutes. Play Houston +13.5.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Grizzlies at Mavericks—Green, Jackson and Williams out for Memphis with Brooks probable. Bertans and Ntilikina out. Memphis 2-0 after their 129-122 road win at Houston. Grizzlies shot 46% in the win with 45% from three. Defensively they did give up 47% shooting to the Rockets with 46% from three.
Memphis played a lot of their bench on Friday with no starter going longer than 33 minutes. Dallas 0-1 after their 107-105 road defeat at Phoenix. Mavs shot well hitting on 47% and 40% from three. Dallas loses by missing 13 of 34 free throws.
On defense they did give up 47% shooting to the Suns with 36% from three. In their first two games the Grizzlies averaging 116.7 points per 100 possessions. Not worried about the back to back with the Memphis depth. Play Memphis +5.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Thunder at Nuggets—Williams out for the Thunder. Murray probable for Denver. OKC is 0-1 with their 115-108 road defeat at Minnesota on Wednesday. Thunder a poor shooting performance in defeat with 38% from the field and 31% from three. They did limit the Timberwolves to only 41% shooting and 10 of 38 from three.
Denver 1-1 after their 128-123 road win at Golden St. Nuggets 53% shooting in the win with 44% from three. They did survive 20 turnovers. They did allow 48% shooting to the Warriors but only 345 from three.
Murray missed the game and looked out of game shape in the loss to Utah that impacted the entire team. He needs conditioning and will impact efficiency here in this back to back for rest of the Nuggets. Play Oklahoma City +8.
LA Clippers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 10/22/2022
Clippers at Kings—Leonard and Wall out for LAC. Kings are healthy. LAC 1-0 with their 103-97 road win at LA Lakers. Clippers 46% shooting in the win with 31% from three. Leonard and Wall came off the bench in the win.
LA Clippers went deep into their rotation with ten players playing 10 minutes or greater. Strong defensive performance holding the Lakers to 35% shooting and 9 of 45 from three. Sacramento 0-1 with their 115-108 home defeat to Portland.
Kings shot 46% in the loss with 39% from three. They did allow 44% shooting to the Trailblazers with 39% from three. Portland had 14 more free throw attempts. LAD in their opener held LAL to 91.5 points per 100 possessions with Leonard playing 21 minutes. Play LA Clippers -3.
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